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  1. 1. 2012 CLS-Class
  2. 2. 125! years of innovationIn 1886, Carl Benz was awarded the patent for inventing the first car,while just 60 miles away, Gottlieb Daimler developed his own version.Between them they also invented the motorcycle and truck, and wonthe first auto race. For 125 years, a passion for innovation has drivenMercedes-Benz to continually reinvent the automobile creating anongoing legacy of firsts that keep redefining the standard for all cars.Among them, the 4-wheel independent suspension 80 years ago. Thecrumple zone and fuel injection in the 1950s. The Electronic StabilityProgram nearly 20 years ago. And more recently, PRE-SAFE. Today,the Three -Pointed Star remains far more than a shining symbol ofMercedes -Benz innovation. Its a guiding beacon for all automobiles.
  3. 3. it began with a spark.and ignited a revolution. Six years ago, Mercedes-Benz sparked an entirely new genre ofautomobile, and ignited the passion of a new generation of admirers.The CLS-Class captured the charisma of a 4-passenger coupe in a daring new expression of a 4-door body. And while numerous automakers rushed to bask in its glow, Mercedes-Benz set outto fan the fire within. The result is no less captivating than theoriginal, because it remains unmistakably original a seductivesculpture that flows seamlessly from headlamp to taillamp. More powerful in both performance and presence, the all-new 2012 CLS-Class is also profoundly more efficient, more engaging, morecomforting and more protective. In true Mercedes-Benz fashion, it isboth a tribute to its ancestry and an inspiring reinvention not just of the worlds first 4-door coupe, but of the worlds first car.MBUSA.com/CLSCLS 550 shown with optional Diamond White metallic paint, PARKTRONIC,Wheel Package Plus One, and Driver Assistance and Premium 1 Packages.
  4. 4. groundbreaking.breathtaking.It is at once steadfastly true to its rich legacy, and a dramaticbreakaway. As with every Mercedes-Benz coupe, the CLS-Classis sleek of line, fleet of foot, and crafted to coddle its fourfortunate occupants in timelessly modern style. And yet ituniquely welcomes each of its passengers through four invitingdoors. Its powerfully efficient new twin-turbo V-8 and adaptiveair suspension respond brilliantly to the demands of challengingroads and an ever-changing world. And yet its enchantmentsare not restricted to the driver. From each of its four impeccablytailored seats, the CLS-Class delivers a motoring experience thatcan be shared by all aboard, but with no other car.CLS550Coupe. The free-breathing power of a new 402-hp Direct Injectiontwin-turbo V-8 is complemented by a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddleshifters, semi-active AIRMATIC air suspension and 18" alloy wheels. The CLS 550sprints to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds,1 yet returns 24 highway mpg.2CLS5504maticCoupe. For the first time, the all-season, all-road handlingconfidence of 4matic all-wheel drive3 can be combined with the performanceand panache of the CLS-Class. Thanks to the systems compact, lightweightdesign, the CLS 550 4matic can whisk its four passengers from 0 to 60 mph ina mere 5.2 seconds1 and still deliver a remarkable 23 mpg2 on the highway.
  5. 5. CLS 550 shown with Iridium Silver metallic paint, and optional Wheel Package Plus One and Premium 1 Package. Please see endnotes at back of brochure.
  6. 6. goes with the flow.thrives under pressure.With 402 hp on tap, the new 4.6-liter V-8 in the CLS 550 delivers a bounty of breathing room during acceleration, and with ultra-low emissions. Twin turbochargers spin up to 150,000 rpm,boosting low -end torque by as much as 45%. Rapid-multispark ignition fires up to four times ina millisecond, while high-pressure Direct Injection manages every atom of fuel with microscopicprecision. At higher speeds, the semi-active AIRMATIC suspension draws the car closer to theroad reducing drag and enhancing stability. Whether winding out of a corner or unwinding onthe open highway, the CLS-Class turns pressurized air into an aura of confident composure.CLS 550 shown with Palladium Silver metallic paint and optional PARKTRONIC, Wheel Package Plus One,Premium 1 Package and accessory rear spoiler. Please see endnotes at back of brochure.
  7. 7. Enhancedshifting. The versatile 7- speed automatic transmissionhas been reengineered for smoother, more efficient performance.An electronic selector and paddle shifters allow complete control ofgear changes without taking a hand from the 3-spoke steering wheel.Traction. The CLS 550 offers rear- wheel drive or optional Attraction. For optimum tire grip and crisp steering feedback, Advancedsteering. New electromechanical power steering delivers4matic all-wheel drive.3 From dry corners to slick streets, the the rear wheels are 1" wider than the fronts. Choose from four quicker response in corners, easier maneuvering at low speeds, alonglightweight 4matic system adds year-round confidence while 5-spoke designs: standard 18" or optional 19" wheels, and 18"with precise on-center feel and straight-line stability. The system alsopreserving the agile, balanced handling of every CLS-Class.or 19" AMG wheels in either of two optional Wheel Packages.4 contributes to the improved fuel efficiency of every 2012 CLS-Class.
  8. 8. pioneering insight. protective instinct.Look back over the life story of the automobile and youll find Mercedes -Benz continually leading the way in safety innovation:Inventing the first crumple zone over 60 years ago. Earning a patent for the air bag. And pioneering a long list of active safetysystems that eventually found their way into most every car, like the Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program(ESP ) and emergency-sensing Brake Assist. Today, the groundbreaking PRE-SAFE system can actually detect and help preparefor a collision before it happens. True to its heritage, the 2012 CLS-Class is engineered with visionary safety advances that watchthe road ahead and to your side. Help you to see and be seen. And respond to help make an accident less severe, less damaging,or even less likely. All cars might do this someday. The protection a CLS-Class offers today could rewrite the story of your own life.reveal.prepare. react.Brighter lighting. The worlds first all-LED activePRE-SAFE. A Mercedes-Benz first, PRE-SAFE canDISTRONIC PLUS. A Mercedes-Benz innovation thatheadlamps, included in the optional Premium 1detect instability during certain vehicle maneuverstakes cruise control to a new level of convenience,Package, generate light thats even closer to naturalthat suggest a collision or rollover is imminent.this optional system adapts your set cruising speeddaylight than the standard Bi-Xenon headlamps. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust in response to traffic ahead automatically slowingActive Curve Illumination and Adaptive Highbeamthe front passenger seat, and close the windowsdown until your path is clear again. If traffic stops,Assist continuously vary the beam pattern of the and sunroof all in an effort to better prepare the DISTRONIC PLUS can even brake the car to a full halt,LED headlamps to maximize illumination of cornersoccupants in the moments before a collision.7then resume automatically when it clears.9and straightaways, without creating glare for otherdrivers. Bright white LED Daytime Running LampsAdaptive Brakes. An integrated system of braking PRE-SAFE Brake. DISTRONIC PLUS also integrates aand LED taillamps are also standard. advances helps to make driving more reassuring and system that uses radar-based sensors to help detect relaxing in a variety of situations. If the driver lifts an impending collision with a vehicle ahead. Even ifNight View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection.off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Primingyoure not using the cruise control, PRE-SAFE BrakeThis remarkable option projects infrared beams thatsets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate can automatically apply up to 100% of the cars brakingare invisible to the human eye and reads them with response when the driver steps on the brakes. In the force to help reduce the severity of impact.8a special camera. The system displays a clearer, rain, Automatic Brake Drying gently applies the brakessupplemental real-time view of the road ahead on the periodically, to sweep away water buildup on the discs.Ten air bags. A suite of 10 standard air bags offerslarge central screen in the dash. It can even identify During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent12-way protection.10 Driver and new front-passengerand point out pedestrians.5unwanted rollback. And a HOLD feature can make knee air bags augment the dual-stage front air bags. stop-and-go traffic a little easier.8Pelvic air bags complement the side -impact air bagsATTENTION ASSIST. By continually monitoring a for each front seat. And side curtain air bags arevariety of driving behaviors, this Mercedes-Benzprovided at all four seating positions.innovation can audibly and visually alert the driverif it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. More Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.than 70 variables are measured in the first minutes ofThese optional systems can alert the driver to somea drive to establish a pattern for the individual driverunseen vehicles in the adjacent lane,11 and can warnand determine the warning thresholds accordingly.6the driver of unintended drifting across visible lanemarkings.6 Both systems are also offered with activetechnology that can help steer the car back into itsown lane should the driver disregard the alerts.
  9. 9. CLS 550 4matic shown with Storm Red metallic paint and optional Night View Assist PLUS, PARKTRONIC,and Driver Assistance and Premium 1 Packages. Please see endnotes at back of brochure.
  10. 10. CLS 550 shown with Indium Grey metallic paint and optional PARKTRONIC and Premium 1 Package.
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